Miraval on Lake Travis Opens
Miraval Austin, home of the former Travaasa Austin, is now open. Set on 220 acres overlooking Lake Travis, the newly redesigned Hyatt resort offers 117 guestrooms and suites, the Life in Balance Spa, a 10-acre farm and ranch, and the Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen. "For over 20 years, Miraval has been dedicated to inspiring total mind, body and spirit wellness by offering guests authentic experiences rooted in mindfulness,” said Miraval Group Global Head Marc W. Ellin. “As we open Miraval Austin, we look forward to welcoming Miraval's loyal guests, as well new audiences to experience the fulfillment, pleasure and growth that come with a Miraval experience." The 20,000 square foot Life in Balance Spa will draw “inspiration from the surrounding Balcones Canyonlands Preserve to create a serene environment that promotes relaxation, balance and a sense of wellbeing,” according to a release, and will include 30 treatment rooms, a spa pool, relaxation rooms, a salon, a sauna, a steam room and a spa retail boutique. Innovative treatments include Pranayama-ḍīna, a floating massage combined with breathwork, and the Wild Harvest Herbal Healer, in which guests pick from farm herbs for their massage. The farm also inspired a petal pecan mask. The Spiritual Warrior Facial “utilizes energies of plants and gemstones to bring guests on a spiritual facial journey.” Health and wellness programs include Crystal Meditation, designed to align the body with the energy of the earth, and a women's movement practice named Qoya, which combines yoga, breathwork and intention setting. The resort also will offer an equine program. Hilltop Crossings Kitchen will offer healthy, Texas-inspired dishes, and The Nest will provide coffee and smoothies during the day and “mindful craft cocktails and light bites in the evenings.” Visit https://www.miravalaustin.com/.